Mustard Seed Devotions


New Mustard Seed Devotion Booklets

These small devotional booklets, sized for your purse, are collections of 21–22 favorite Mustard Seed Devotions to go with the theme:

The History of Mustard Seed Devotional Packets

The seed of the mustard plant is among the smallest of seeds, yet from this small seed grows a large bush. Jesus used the analogy of a mustard seed to show how something small and seemingly inconsequential can have a powerful impact.

In 1971 the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) developed a new series of short personal Bible studies called Mustard Seeds. These individual leaflets were designed initially to help women working outside the home share their faith during coffee breaks and lunch hour discussions. Over the years the LWML developed numerous Mustard Seeds packets, all on different topics.

Mustard Seeds packets are used both for personal Bible study and as an evangelism or witness tool. The newest packets in this series include a devotional text, clear Gospel message and include the complete text of quoted scripture. With these additions to a time honored product, the LWML hopes that Mustard Seeds continue to be a strong, vibrant tool for Christian growth and Gospel sharing.

Ways to use Mustard Seeds

For Me:
  • with my daily devotion
  • with my bedtime prayer
  • to begin a meeting
  • as a Bible study discussion starter
  • on my desk to read at break time
  • with a friend in need
  • while waiting for the computer to boot up
  • with my prayer partner
  • on hold on the telephone
  • in my lunch box
  • as a bookmark
  • while waiting at a stop light, bank or fast food drive-up window
For Others:
  • with tips
  • in returned library books
  • in bills or greeting cards
  • as gift to coworkers
  • on hospital trays
  • as table favors at rallies and luncheons
  • in bags of food donated to food pantry
  • in church library books
  • in spouse’s lunch box or suitcase
  • as gift to nursing homes
  • in public restrooms
  • on a bulletin board or public display area
  • in bulletins for LWML Sunday



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